cenobitic

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cen·o·bite

also coen·o·bite  (sĕn′ə-bīt′, sē′nə-)
n.
A member of a convent or other religious community.

[Middle English, from Late Latin coenobīta, from coenobium, convent, from Greek koinobion, from koinobios, living in community : koinos, common; see kom in Indo-European roots + bios, life; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.]

cen′o·bit′ic (-bĭt′ĭk), cen′o·bit′i·cal adj.
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Adj.1.cenobitic - of or relating to or befitting cenobites or their practices of communal living
eremitic, eremitical - of or relating to or befitting eremites or their practices of hermitic living; "eremitic austerities"
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Traditional histories of monasticism have generally relied on orthodox ecclesiastical sources from the late-fourth and early-fifth centuries in presenting a bipolar typology of anchoritic and koinobitic monasticism, both of which are located away from civilization, in the desert.
For theological and rhetorical reasons, urban or village monasticism largely falls out of the literary narrative of monasticism, while anchoritic and koinobitic monasticism, as represented by Antony and Pachomius, are portrayed as the only legitimate monastic forms.